Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training
Understanding ACEs: A Training to Recognize Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact to Our Health and Wellbeing
What are ACEs?
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events, such as abuse and neglect, parental divorce, domestic violence, and parental mental illness, among others. Experiencing an ACE can increase the odds of developing serious adult health issues like depression, cancer, liver disease and heart disease. ACEs can also make people more prone to suicide, substance abuse, poor work performance and a host of other negative outcomes. A trauma-informed perspective and approach to care can alleviate the negative impacts brought on by ACEs and significantly improve health outcomes.
Participants will be able to expand their knowledge of:
- The importance of identifying and addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
- The impact of ACEs’ on the brain and behavior
- Why my community needs to get organized and mobilized to identify and address ACEs
- Developing a trauma-informed approach to care including self-care
- The role of ACEs in my life
To register, please contact Heather Martinsen at 703-792-7739 or HMartinsen@pwcgov.org for more information.